Modeling Future Automobiles: The Role of Industry and Government

Larry Turner, Robert Larsen, Michael Duoba, Scott McBroom, Ashok Nedungadi, Keith Wipke

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The Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles (PNGV) is a joint project of the "big three" US automakers and seven US government agencies. The goal of the partnership is to develop a mid-sized car with a fuel economy of 3 liter/100km. The US Department of Energy is supporting the development of two computer codes for modeling future automobiles. PNGV and similar government/industry partnerships elsewhere in the world, some of them formed in response to PNGV, are bringing major changes - perhaps a revolution - in automobiles. The 30 years of experience by the electromagnetics modeling community may be able to contribute to this process of change.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1036-1044
Number of pages9
JournalCOMPEL - The International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2000

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-540-30036


  • Electromagnetics
  • Modelling
  • Passenger cars
  • Vehicles


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